Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NLA digitisation of WWI/WWII Middle East Maps

The National Library of Australia has been digitising some of its older Middle Eastern mapping, particularly that relating to the Palestine and Mesopotamia/Iraq campaigns of the 2 world wars. The first set of maps are now viewable online.

Their Gallipoli mapping, and other (catalogued) maps of this Middle Eastern area will be digitised soon.

The best way to find digitised maps in our catalogue is to keyword search for the and , and limit the search to 'NLA digitsed material'
eg for Palestine, http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=palestine+AND+maps&type=all&limit%5B%5D=&limit%5B%5D=access_type%3A%22NLA+digitised+material%22&page=2&sort=sort_date_asc&page=1

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/664505 Aden, 126k, 1930
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1151146 Aden. Perim Island 1930
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2673280 Aden. Perim Island 1958
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1573896 Aden. Kamaran Island 1957
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1151185 Aden Protectorate 1914
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1153386 Aden. Map showing tribes and new boundary of the Aden Protectorate 1906

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2673257 Bahrain. Bahrein Island 1942

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1858585 Iraq, 500k, 1930s/40s
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009253 Iraq, 200k, German WW2
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1858635 Iraq. Lower Mesopotamia 1919
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2932802 Iraq. Map A. Distribution of tribes in Iraq 1938 [we hold the sheet for Iran too, but it's uncatalogued]

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009141 Iran, 200k, German WW2
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/52514 Iran, 50k (MDR 685) , 1941 (SW Iran)
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5300357 Iran, Razan, 25k, 1940-50s
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5383567 Iran. Ruwā̄ndūz 1:50,000 1943 (1 of 3 sheets)

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/9926 Jordan, 50k (GSGS 3937), 1943
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2675879 Jordan. Trans-Jordan 1:250 000 1933-34 (2 of 3 sheets)

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/506057 Lebanon, 50k, (K724) 1970s-

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1319394 Palestine, 100k, 1930s/40s
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009161 Palestine, 100k (GSGS 4078) 1930s/40s
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1452121 Palestine – UN partition plan report maps 1947
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/506963 Palestine. Town plans, Haifa (3 of 4 sheets) 1943
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1117986 Palestine. Town plans, Nazareth (1 sheet) 1946
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2032124 Palestine. Town plans, Jaffa, Tel Aviv (2 of 2 sheets) 1944
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1112960 Palestine. Haifa Harbour general plan 1931
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/587523 Palestine. Sinjil-Jenin outline map 1918

To do: to check out if they have in their collection Armenian territories and historic maps pre-1915

Here is map results I found for Armenia:
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=armenia&type=subject&limit[]=&submit=Find&limit[]=format%3AMap

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